Happy Saturday....and Happy Easter weekend. I hope you are all enjoying the weekend and you have time to do the things you love the most. Rick and I going clays shooting this morning with some friends, wish me luck!!
It is also time for this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are asking you to create a card in the vintage, shabby chic, primitive style with the idea of floral....however you interpret that, either with your images, added flowers or papers. We cannot wait to see what you come up with.
We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will also select one project as Top Pick and the creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for our monthly Guest Designer spot.
I have used a bit of floral goodness all over my card. I started with my card base of ivory adding a piece of green paper that was created by Megan at one of my new fave blogs Lilac and Lavender where she is always designing and giving away beautiful vintage and shabby chic digital images. Just last week she offered this adorable girl with her flowers in a wheelbarrow, and not only does she come in this form with journal lines but also without the lines and in tag form. Megan also had scanned a fabric covered book in the green which she also let us us download. I printed it out and used it as my background....distressing and adding a floral image from Stampin' Up's set "Kindness Matters". I added some Flowersoft to some of her flowers in the wheelbarrow. Can you see where I layered her hat to give it some dimension? The flowers are made using Spellbinders Rose and Carnation Creation dies....after cutting, I sprayed them with water twisting and shaping with my tweezers and left to dry overnight. Then I sponged them with TH distress ink in Peeled Paint. Love how they turned out. My sentiment which I placed with the little girl and her hope butterfly are both from Create with TLC where Paulette always has something wonderful going on.
I tried a new technique for the doily behind my flowers. I used my Martha Stewart corner punch on a circle that I cut with a Spellbinders die. I saw this on Pinterest and thought that I pinned it, but not so. I am sorry that I can't show you a link to this. It was my first attempt and it may not always work out perfectly, but if you have a place that doesn't finish out right, just add an embellishment there
Here is a picture before I added it to my card.
Just line the outermost point of your corner punch on the very edge of your circle and punch, keep sliding to the side and try to pick a point to line up at the edge of your design. Just keep going around the circle and hopefully it will finish up well or pretty close! Clear as mud???
For the inside, I used another image from SU's Kindness Matters and a stamp by Stampendous, this is one of my favorite sentiment stamps.
I had lots of fun creating my card for this week and I can't wait to see what you enter at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge -- to use punches/dies
The Shabby Tea Room Homegrown Flowers and inspiration picture
Crafty Friends Challenge where it is their first challenge "Vintage"
Be sure and check out these blogs, lots of wonderful eye candy!
Wishing you all a happy day, be sure to do something this week that makes it special for you and yours!